Buenos Aires-based architects Moarqs have designed an office building in Acassuso, Buenos Aires, Argentina. All dimensions of the three-storey building are derived from the proportions of the bricks used for the facade, in order to avoid cutting them. The following is from Moarqs: – It is a small office building for rent, standing on the corner of Dardo Rocha and Tres Sargentos streets in Acassu..
Client: H&M Architecture, interiors and graphic design: Estudio Mariscal Location: c/ Portal de l’Angel 22, Barcelona, Spain Area: 1.720 m2 Year: 2008 Contractor: Dula Bau Furniture and commercial equipment: Dula Iberica Structural engineering: nb35 Technical architecture and services: MC Arquitectura e Ingenieria Leds (provider): BARCO Leds (installation): SONO Lighting: iGuzzini Renovation: Ar..
Our green friends over Inhabitat just tipped us on a new project by NYC/Napoli based office LOT-EK, a practice that has been doing an interesting job by reusing containers. 24 containers are put together to create a 3 storey store with over 11,000 sqf, including a bar/lounge area and 2 decks. The store is currently at the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, and it´s transported to each location (Alicant..
Architects: Spacelab architects - Luca Silenzi Location: Fermo, Italy Collaborators: Roberto Sargo, Zoè Chantall Monterubbiano Structural Engineering: Giampiero Luzi Technical Inspection: arch. Luca Silenzi, arch. Roberto Sargo Contractor: G.I.L. Costruzioni, Porto San Giorgio (Italy) Constructive System: Precast concrete + metal structure; custom made precast exterior enclosure panels Project y..
Architects ONL (Oosterhuis Lénárd) have designed a whale-shaped building between two existing warehouses on the banks of the river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. The project also involves the renovation of the warehouses, which will be shortened by 20 metres to make way for a new square. The 27,000 square metre development is due for completion in 2010. Here’s some more information from the archit..
British designer Tom Dixon has completed the interior of members’ club and event space Paramount, at the top of Centre Point tower in London. The members’ viewing gallery on floor 33 (top image) consists of a champagne and cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. The 32nd floor has a bar, lounge and restaurant for members and their guests (above), while level 31 hosts pri..
Architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a new headquarters for Spanish banking group BBVA. The building, due for completion in 2013, will be located on the outskirts of Madrid. Here is an architectural statement from the architects: – New Headquarters for BBVA Madrid, Spain 2007 –, planned completion 2013 Herzog & de Meuron Architectural Statement The site BBVA has procured for its new headq..
French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has designed a shop and work space for Le Laboratoire in Paris, France. The work space, called LaboBrain, consists of a concave screen for the user to scrawl ideas on while moving around it. A football-like seat allows for rest between frenzied bouts of creative thinking, while plants under a grid in the floor refresh the air. The LaboShop sells objects conceive..
Architects Tobias Wallisser and Chris Bosse designed a lounge for Architonic at the IMM Cologne furnishing fair held earlier this month in Germany. The lounge was inspired by arctic slabs of ice and provided the setting for a party to celebrate architectural materials database Architonic’s fifth birthday. Wallisser is formerly a partner at Dutch architects UNStudio while Bosse designed the Aquat..
Amsterdam-based architect Yushi Uehara of Zerodegree Architecture has completed two office buildings in Groningen, the Netherlands. The buildings have identical plans but one is to be used as offices and the other for scientific laboratories. Photographs by Jim Ernst. The following text is from Yushi Uehara: – Shaken Office How far have we matured our architecture? How truthfully have we made ou..